Women's Hoops Heads To Nebraska For Sunday Game On FSN
Jan. 14, 2011
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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Kansas will look to pick up its second-straight Big 12 road win when it travels to Nebraska on Sunday, Jan. 16. KU enters the game with a 14-2 overall mark and a 1-1 ledger in Big 12 action, while NU is 10-6 overall and 0-2 in league play. Kansas is 4-1 on the road this season, but has not won at Nebraska since 2003. Game time is scheduled for 2 p.m., in the Bob Devaney Center with a live broadcast on FSN.
-At 14-2, Kansas is off to its best start since it recorded a 16-1 mark to begin the 1993-94 season.
-Kansas sophomore forward Carolyn Davis has opened Big 12 play shooting 87.5 percent from the field. Davis has knocked down 7-of-8 shots from the field. Davis is averaging a team-best 18.6 points per game on the season, and is also pulling down 8.4 caroms per contest. She has made 101-of-150 shots from the field on the season, good for 67.3 percent. Davis leads KU with 54 offensive rebounds and also leads the Jayhawks with 23 blocks.
-KU ranks fourth nationally (first in Big 12) in field goal percentage at 49.0 percent. The Jayhawks are led by Davis, who has made 101-of-150 shots from the field, good for a league-leading 67.3 percent. Davis ranks second nationally and first in the Big 12. Senior center Krysten Boogaard is second on the team shooting 62.5 percent.
-Jayhawk junior forward Aishah Sutherland is second in the Big 12 and 45th nationally in rebounding as she is pulling down 9.4 caroms per contest. Sutherland has recorded double-figure rebounding games in two out of the last four games and has eight on the season thus far.
-KU has knocked down 270-of-402 shots from the foul line. The Jayhawks’ opponents have only made 245 trips to the foul line compared to KU’s 402 attempts. Kansas is averaging just over 25 free throw attempts per game, compared to just over 15 attempts per game for their opponents.
-Kansas has dished 266 assists through 16 games, good for an average of 16.6 dimes per outing. The Jayhawks have held their opponents to just 153 assists on the season, nearly doubling them up. Freshman guard Keena Mays leads the way with 5.3 helpers per game. Mays ranks fifth in the Big 12 and 26th nationally. Sophomore guard Angel Goodrich is dishing out 4.3 assists per game, which ranks eighth in the Big 12.
A LOOK AT NEBRASKA
At 10-6, Nebraska enters the game versus KU after dropping its first two Big 12 games at the hands of nationally-ranked Oklahoma and Iowa State. The Cornhuskers are 8-1 at home on the season with their lone blemish coming at the hands of the Sooners. Three `Huskers are averaging double-figures led by freshman phenom Jordan Hooper with 15.3 points per game. Hooper also ranks second on the team with 6.9 boards. She has made 36-of-86 shots from beyond the arc, good for 41.9 percent. Dominique Kelley is turning in 14.1 points per game, but missed NU’s last outing with an injury. Lindsey Moore turns in 10.6 points, 5.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game. NU is coached by Connie Yori, who owns a 163-105 ledger in her 10th season with the `Huskers. Yori’s overall mark is 358-245 in her 21st season in the business.
A LOOK AT KANSAS
Kansas is 14-2 on the season after picking up its first win in a Big 12 road-opener in seven years with a win at Colorado Wednesday. Kansas is 4-1 on the road on the season. The Jayhawks are led by sophomore forward Carolyn Davis’ 18.6 points per game. Davis has already posted seven 20-point games on the season, highlighted by a 29-point effort at Wisconsin. Davis is also grabbing 8.4 boards per game. Sophomore guard Monica Engelman is averaging 12.8 points per game, while also pulling down 4.3 rebounds per game. Junior forward Aishah Sutherland is next with 11.8 points per contest. Sutherland is nearly averaging a double-double as she is also pulling down 9.4 caroms per contest, which ranks second in the Big 12. Davis tops KU in blocks with 1.4 per game, while Sutherland blocks 1.3 per game. KU is shooting 49.0 percent from the field, which ranks first in the Big 12. The Jayhawks are holding their opponents to just 35.2 percent from the field. Davis leads the team in field goal percentage as she is knocking down 67.3 percent of her shots, which tops the Big 12. Boogaard is right behind her at 62.5 percent and four other Jayhawks are also shooting 45.0 percent or better. Kansas is out-rebounding its opponents by 8.8 boards per game, led by Sutherland’s 9.4 per game. Freshman guard Keena Mays is turning in 9.3 points and team-best 5.3 assists per game. Mays leads the Big 12 by shooting 51.4 percent from beyond the arc. Sophomore guard Angel Goodrich leads KU with 1.6 steals per game, while also averaing 4.2 assists and 5.8 points per outing.
A KANSAS WIN WOULD…
Improve the Jayhawks to 15-2, giving KU its best season-opening record since the 1993-94 season, when KU opened the year with a 16-1 mark … Produce KU’s first win at Nebraska since defeating the Cornhuskers, 62-58 on Feb. 19, 2003 … Improve the Jayhawks to 5-1 in road games … Make the Jayhawks 49-30 all-time versus NU … Make the Jayhawks 288-281 all-time versus schools from the Big 12, including a 88-140 mark since the league formed … Improve Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson to 6-9 against NU … Give Henrickson a 111-97 mark at Kansas, a 34-75 ledger against Big 12 foes and a 269-159 overall record … Make Kansas 708-495 all time.
A KANSAS LOSS WOULD…
Drop KU to 4-2 in road games … Make Kansas 14-3 to open the season for the first time since the 1994-95 season …. Move the series to 48-31 in KU’s favor … Give KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson a 5-10 record against NU … Move the Jayhawks to 287-282 all-time versus schools from the Big 12, including a 87-141 record since the league formed … Drop Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record at KU to 110-98, 33-76 versus Big 12 schools and her overall mark to 268-160 … Make Kansas 707-496 all time … Be less good than a Jayhawks’ win.
KU-NU SERIES HISTORY
The all-time series between the Jayhawks and Cornhuskers is 48-30 in KU’s favor. Nebraska swept Kansas last season, and has won seven-straight over the Jayhawks in Lincoln. Prior to last year, the Jayhawks won four of five over Nebraska. The Cornhuskers own an 19-13 advantage in games played in Lincoln.